“You want to know what being an X-man feels like? Just be a smart bookish boy of color in a contemporary U.S. ghetto…Like having bat wings or a pair of tentacles growing out of your chest.”
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What a brilliant way to start the new year! Each of these books targets a different aspect of life in the new era, from racism, to sexism, to gun violence, to the horrors of residential schools.
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“Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.”
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It is fair to say that I wasn’t a big fan of the first book. I vividly remember hating the way it was written and the way the characters acted, but loving the plot-line. The second installment of the series is a vast improvement on the first one, in fact, I think I might give the first one another shot simply based on the reading experience of this book.
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Ann Shen gives us a non-exhaustive list of some of the most well-known women for the contributions they made to humanity, from their work on abolitionism, to improvement in medicine, to ruling whole countries, to their advancement of the arts. Small snippets describing their lives accompanied by beautiful drawings of the characters, sort of a Rejected Princesses for those with no internet.
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